Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Neil underwent surgery yesterday to repair his broken vertebra. They inserted two titanium rods and several screws. The surgery only took about three hours and the surgeon felt it went much better than expected. Today Neil will be fitted witha clam-shell brace and he will be able to sit up. The surgeon also said that Neil will hopefully be weaned off the ventilator and be out of the ICU soon. Please continue to pray for a speedy recovery.
Thursday, December 7, 2006
Let me first say that Neil still is improving day by day. More of his chest tubes have been removed, which is good. His sodium is still below optimum (correction to previous post that said it was too high), so they have moved his surgery to Monday, December 11. Please be safe out there on the roads and keep warm!